Huh, I had forgotten about This Entry
from last Thanksgiving, the All-Food team. For your consuming pleasure, here it is, again, with a few updates.
The only eligiblity requirements for the team are that the player:
A. has a food-related name
B. at some point played for the Cubs
C. has a food-related name that is so delicious, and plays a position where the Cubs don't have a home-grown alternative, thus requiring an imaginary trade so that we can complete our roster.
There isn't much pitching or infield depth to this team, but you've got to love the outfield...
C - Pickles Dillhoefer
1B - Catfish Metkovich
2B - Rabbit Warstler
SS - Rabbit Maranville
3B - Pie Traynor (Acquired by Cubs from the Pittsburgh Pirates)
LF - Peanuts Lowrey
CF - Turkey Stearns (Acquired by Cubs from the Kansas City Monarchs)
RF - Goose Goslin (Acquired by Cubs from the Washington Senators)
SP - Steve Trout
SP - Noodles Hahn (Acquired by Cubs from the Cincinnati Reds)
SP - Doug Bird
RP - Goose Gossage
RP - Sweetbreads Bailey
RP - Ducky Swan (Acquired by Cubs from the Federal League's Kansas City Packers)
RP - Herb Brett (thanks to KJK)
Backup Corner OF
Ginger Beaumont (thanks to KJK)
Bobby Sturgeon (Another KJK discovery)
Manager - Herman Franks
Third Base Coach - Cookie Rojas
And this is all before factoring in Felix Pie and Rocky Cherry, or potential trades for Tim Salmon and Jim Rice, or creative liberties like manager Jim French Frey, Hank Sauer Kraut, or Jeff Pico de Gallo. Several of these names were produced from comments last year, anything new to add?